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The People and Pets of St. Francis





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Mission Statement

For the faithful and the seekers who need a safe place to find hope and spiritual nourishment in a Christ-centered community, St. Francis offers a theologically progressive, diverse, welcoming and joyful church committed to exploring and deepening our faith in God and each other through community, worship and outreach.

Church Staff

The Ven. Malcom H. Manson, Supply Priest. priest@stfrancisnovato.org, 415.892.1609

Jumi Kim, Music Director. jumkim@gmail.com, 415.892.1609  

Teri Clark, Preschool Director. tclark.stfpk@gmail.com, 415.892.2597



About Father Malcolm

Dear Friends,

I am so delighted to be among you as your supply priest from this Sunday until Easter.  Those of you I have met have been models of welcome and hospitality.  My first meeting with the vestry revealed deep resources of faith and hope for the future of the parish.

Our time together will go by fast, and I have no ambition for mighty deeds.  I believe we can use this time best to prepare ourselves for a new leader, and we can do that in very simple ways—namely saying our prayers, forgiving others as we hope to be forgiven, and loving our neighbors as ourselves.  Lent also brings us the opportunity to move our focus from institutional or personnel matters to an honest and thorough look at ourselves as individuals—a worthy enterprise.

I look forward to journeying with you.

God bless you all!
Father Malcolm


About Father Malcolm
A native of Great Britain and Oxford graduate, Malcolm Manson came to the United States in 1961. Although Father Malcolm has served as a priest in various venues since 1979, his main occupation has been as a schoolmaster. Through the years, he served several schools, including Marin Country Day School, Cathedral School for Boys, and the Bay School. Retired from active school work since 2009, he still finds time to do minor consulting jobs.

Father Malcolm has served at many venues, including St. John’s, Ross; St. John the Baptist in Portland, Oregon; St. Mary the Virgin, San Francisco; Grace Cathedral, and Christ Church in Sausalito. In the diocese, he serves as Archdeacon for Schools.

Fr. Malcolm is married to the former Snowden “Sandy” Johnston, a proud San Francisco native. They have three grown children and two grandchildren. His hobbies include playing classical piano, reading a wide variety of literature of miscellaneous value, travel, gardening, and golf.



About Jumi Kim, Music Director

Jumi Kim, soprano, has been a featured soloist for Oratorios, Masses and Church Cantatas. Recent performances include, Mozart Requiem and Coronation Mass, Vivaldi Gloria, Bach Church Cantatas, Pergolesi Stabat Mater, Handel’s Messiah and others with various symphony orchestras in the Midwest and West Coast. She also regularly appeared as a guest artist at the concert series of the non-profit organization Music Untold performing in Los Angeles and Washington D.C.

Ms. Kim recently performed the role of high priestess from Aida and Lola from Cavalleria Rusticana with Opera San Luis Obispo. Previously, she performed the roles of Suzel from L’amico Fritz, Donna Elvira from Don Giovanni, and Countess from Le Nozze di Figaro. She has also presented lecture recitals at the CMS National and International conferences and also at various universities.

Ms. Kim also recently served as the interim music director and organist at Grace Episcopal Church in Martinez and previously at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in San Luis Obispo. Prior to this, she served as music director for First Baptist Church of Muncie, Indiana, and also as a soprano section leader for various churches.

Ms. Kim taught at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo as a voice instructor for the last six years prior to moving up to the Napa valley area. She previously taught voice at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion and IPFW (Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne). Ms. Kim received her doctoral degree in vocal performance from Ball State University. She received her master’s from Indiana University and her bachelor’s degree from Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, Korea.






St. Francis Vestry and Deanery

2018 Vestry

Ann Gordon, Senior Warden, annmgordon@comcast.net

Mary Santora, Junior Warden, Hospitality and Vestry Secretary, marysantora@gmail.com

Julie Jacobson, Treasurer, juliejacobson222@gmail.com

Bill Burrell, Outreach, bburrellhome@hotmail.com

Frank Lewis, Outreach,  frankalewis@live.com

Roy Gale, Facilities, roygale67@comcast.net

Allison Waterworth, Community Outreach, Allison@DrWaterworth.com

Rowena Hutchinson, metrelineg@gmail.com

Beverly Roberts, beverlyrobertsreo@gmail.com

Will Taylor, Preschool Liaison, willeverywhere@hotmail.com


2018 Vestry

(Left to Right): Bill Burrell, Ann Gordon, Frank Lewis, Bev Roberts, Allison Waterworth, Mary Santora, Roy Gale, Rowe Hutchinson. Julie Jacobson (not pictured).



2018 Deanery Representatives

Bill Roberts

Carole Dillon-Knutson 

Frank Lewis


(Left to Right): Bill Roberts, Carole Dillon-Knutson, Frank Lewis

Teri Clark, Director

St Francis Preschool

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Nestled among tall oak and pine trees, St. Francis Preschool has been serving families in the North Bay Area for more than forty years. A safe environment, physically and emotionally, is provided where children are given the opportunity to become curious learners who are socially competent, cooperative, self-reliant, motivated, confident, and considerate. To learn more about our preschool and to schedule a tour call Teri Clark, Preschool Director, at 415.892.2597.

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